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Military diplomacy

Top US, Russian generals meet for first time since Dec 2019

Concerned about the resurgence of al Qaeda and IS, the US military has said it will maintain an “over the horizon” capability to strike them if a threat is perceived

This US Department of Defense handout photo shows Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley (L) as he meets with Chief of Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov in Helsinki, Finland, on 22 September 2021

Afghanistan

Drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians, not IS militants: US general

The strike was a tragic mistake, says US Central Command commander General Kenneth McKenzie

US drone strike destroys a vehicle in Kabul on 29 August 2021

French forces kill IS Sahel jihadist leader wanted by US

The head of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, who was wanted for deadly attacks on US soldiers and foreign aid workers, has been killed in an operation by French troops

Map showing zones of influence by armed groups in the Sahel.

‘IS bride’ Shamima says prepared to face terror charges in UK

Lawyers for Begum have accused Britain of racism in its treatment of her, accusing the government of making her a scapegoat

Shamima Begum

IS-inspired attacker shot dead after New Zealand supermarket knife rampage

An Islamic State-inspired attacker injured six people in a New Zealand supermarket knife rampage Friday, before being shot dead by undercover police officers who had him under round-the-clock ...

IS-inspired attacker shot dead after New Zealand supermarket knife rampage

US drone strike hits Islamic State car bomb in Kabul, officials say

The United States carried out a military strike on Sunday in Kabul, two U.S. officials told Reuters

US drone strike hits Islamic State car bomb in Kabul, officials say

Afghanistan

US asks citizens to leave Kabul airport gates ‘immediately’

The alert gave no further details on what the security threats might be, but it followed Thursday’s attack that killed scores of people including 13 US servicemen

This 27 August 2021, satellite image courtesy of MAXAR, military aircraft at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Last-ditch evacuation flights took off from Kabul airport on Friday, a day after twin suicide bombings on crowds trying to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Kabul airport attack: US strike targets IS 'planner' as toll ‘close to 200’

The US military said Friday it had carried out a drone strike against a "planner" of the Islamic State-Khorasan, the group which claimed credit for the deadly suicide bombing at Kabul airport

Kabul airport attack: US strike targets IS 'planner' as toll ‘close to 200’

Kabul attacks show Afghan security situation 'severe': China

China on Friday condemned the deadly attacks by Islamic State suicide bombers outside Kabul airport, saying Afghanistan still faces a "complex and severe" security situation as the United States ...

Volunteers and medical staff bring an injured man for treatment after two powerful explosions, which killed at least six people, outside the airport in Kabul on 26 August 2021.

Afghanistan

Toll from Kabul airport blasts nearing 100, US braces for more ISIS attacks

Video shot by Afghan journalists showed dozens of bodies strewn around a canal on the edge of the airport. At least two blasts and gunfire rocked the area, witnesses said

Injured people from a twin blast at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan on 26 August 2021
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